Vita of Michael Graham as of September 2013
Studio of Visual Arts
Memphis College of Art, BFA 1976, 1974 Merit Award Scholarship
1977-Current Sole Proprietor of Studio of Visual Arts
2012-Current Sole Proprietor of NewSouthBooks
2012-Current Instructor for The Shreveport Regional Arts Council Entrepreneurial Training Program
2004-2012-Instructor of Drawing and Printmaking at Louisiana State University in Shreveport
2009-Current-Board of Directors, Shreveport Regional Arts Council
Awards and Honors
2012 National Endowment for the Arts Grant, Entrepreneurial Training Program through the Shreveport Regional Arts Council
2011 Louisiana Purchase: National Biennial Juried Exhibition
2011 Selected Juror for the George Rodrigue Scholarship Foundation,
2010 20x20x20 National Compact Competition & Exhibit
2010 South Arkansas Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibit,
2009 “Bona Fide” Exhibit, ArtSpace Gallery,
2009-2010 Co-Primary Investigator, Louisiana Board of Regents Grant,
2009 20x20x20 National Compact Competition & Exhibit
2008-2009 Touring Exhibit, “Cane River Back Roads” Sponsored by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities for the Louisiana State Museum System
Recipient of 2008 Louisiana Division of Art Grant, “Cane River Back Roads”
for the Louisiana Old Courthouse State Museum,
2008 35th Annual Masur Museum of Art Juried Competition,
2007 One man Exhibit at the Shreveport Regional Arts Council Cool Space Gallery
Nominated by Louisiana State University in Shreveport (Office of Vice-Chancellor) for 2007 Governor’s Award in Art Education
2007 14th Annual Natchitoches Art Guild Juried Exhibit,
2007 South Arkansas Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibit,
Recipient of 2007 Louisiana Board of Regents Grant. “Broadening Access to Visual Arts Education: Printmaking Studio Enhancement”
2007 Outstanding Faculty Award,
2006 L’Art de Louisiane Group Exhibit for artists with work in the permanent collection
of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum,
Memorial Award, 2006 13th Annual Natchitoches Art Guild Juried Exhibit
2006 South Arkansas Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibit,
Recipient of 2006 Louisiana Board of Regents Grant. “Enhancing Louisiana’s Agrarian History & Culture through Visual Narratives.” Rated the state’s #1 proposal.
2005 Juried Inductee into the Shreveport Regional Arts Council Roster of Artists.
2005 One Man Exhibit at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
Louisiana Artists 2005 Juried Exhibit
Recipient of 2005 Louisiana Division of the Arts Grant, “DeSoto on Canvas”
for the DeSoto Historical and Genealogical Society,
Merit Award, 2005 14th Annual “Art with a Southern Drawl” Juried Exhibit
University of Mobile,
2004 42nd Annual Tri State National Juried Exhibit
Brown & Scurlock Gallery,
First Place Award, 2003 10th Annual Natchitoches Art Guild Juried Exhibit
Jurors Award, 2002 27th Annual Red River Revel Juried Exhibit,
2002 1st Annual PostPicasso Juried Exhibit,
Purchase Award, 2002 16th Annual Culture & Agriculture Juried Exhibit
New Visions Gallery,
2000 6th Annual Gulf Coast Juried Exhibit,
1999 2nd Annual Texas National Exhibit
Stephen F. Austin State University,
1986 19th Annual Arkansas Art Center Juried Print,
Purchase Award, 1984 19th Annual Central South Art Exhibition,
1979 Annual Biennial Drawing Competition,
1978 Tennessee Art Collection, Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN.
Merit Award, 1976 Rutgers University National Juried Drawing Exhibit,
1975 4th Annual Davidson National Print and Drawing Competition
Jurors Award, 1975 9th Annual Cape Coral Annual Juried Exhibit,
1974 2nd All Colorado Exhibit,
Corporate and Private Collections
1st National Bank of Golden, CO.
Birch, Porter and Johnson Law Firm, Memphis, TN.
MasterGuard of Lufkin, TX.
Corporate Offices of Pru Care, Memphis, TN.
Stephen F. Austin State University-Ruby Mize Azalea Garden, Nacogdoches, TX.
Corporate Office of EF Hutton, Memphis, TN.
Memphis College of Art
Union Planters National Bank, Memphis, TN.
Corporate Offices of Perkins Restaurants, Memphis, TN.
Corporate Offices of Holiday Inns, Memphis, TN.
Corporate Offices of Hampton Inns, Memphis, TN.
Keith D. Peterson and Company, Shreveport, LA.
Corporate Offices of TowerMarc Corporation, Memphis, TN.
Fairway Ford, Tyler, TX.
SellStar Ranch, Smith County, TX.
Fish & Still Equipment, Inc. Nacogdoches, TX.
Corporate Offices of Tenet Health Care, Nacogdoches, TX.
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Shreveport, LA.
O Bar Ranch, Nacogdoches County, TX.
Goldman Equipment, Bossier City, LA.
City Lights Magazine, Shreveport, LA.
Badders Law Firm, Nacogdoches, TX.
Milton Crow Limited Partnership, Shreveport, LA.
Law Office of Claude Welch, Lufkin, TX.
Louisiana State University in Shreveport
JPJ Investments, Shreveport, LA.
Columbia Metro Publishing, Columbia, S.C.
Historic Grand Cane, Grand Cane, LA.
Old Courthouse State Museum, Natchitoches, LA.
Mansfield Female College State Museum, Mansfield, LA.
Charles Kellogg, an Architectural Practice, Bossier City, LA.
Prudhomme-Haynie, Oakland Plantation, Cane River, LA.
Calumet Chemical, Shreveport, LA.
TGGT MidStream Pipeline, Jonesville, TX.